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Who We AreFounded in 1982, the North Texas Food Bank is a not-for-profit hunger alleviation association that conveys gave, bought, and arranged nourishments through a system of 260 Member Agencies, using 917 sustaining projects crosswise over 13 North Texas provinces. The NTFB underpins the nourishing needs of youngsters, families and seniors through instruction, support and vital organizations. Who We ServeO
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Enthusiastically Pursuing a Hunger-Free Community

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Who We Are Founded in 1982, the North Texas Food Bank is a not-for-profit hunger alleviation association that conveys gave, bought, and arranged nourishments through a system of 260 Member Agencies, using 917 sustaining programs crosswise over 13 North Texas provinces. The NTFB bolsters the wholesome needs of youngsters, families and seniors through training, backing and vital associations. Who We Serve Our projects incorporate sustenance storerooms, soup kitchens and safe houses, after-school focuses and senior resident projects, and Food Stamp Outreach. Every month, Member Agencies appropriate nourishment to more than 50,000 families. On location supper programs serve 435,000 dinners/snacks every month. Our Campaign Close the Gap is the NTFB\'s 3-year activity to join the group to limit the nourishment crevice by giving access to 50 million dinners every year. A year ago, 26 million dinners were conveyed.

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Feeding Children Program Description: Children get nutritious nourishment from North Texas Food Bank Member Agencies through an assortment of projects. Every year 46.5% of the North Texas Food Bank\'s assets are resolved to projects bolstering youngsters. More than 80% of the kids we nourish are bolstered through wash rooms. Around 45,000 kids get more than 1,100,000 dinners every month as laid out underneath: Food wash rooms serve more than 38,000 kids Shelters and supplemental projects serve more than 150,000 suppers and snacks to kids The Food 4 Kids knapsack program serves 4,100 youngsters week after week amid the school year Kids Cafes serve 1,000 kids 2-3 dinners for each week amid the school year Summer sustaining programs serve day by day dinners to 1,000 kids Fiscal 2009 Feeding Children costs: $ 5,859,900 "Your support permits us to enable our folks and understudies to have nutritious nourishment. Without this nourishment, a large number of these children wouldn\'t eat at home." -Genetta Lewis, Director of after-school and summer camp projects, Voice of Hope, West Dallas

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Feeding Families Program Description: Families get administrations from North Texas Food Bank Member Agencies, through an assortment of projects. Every year, 44 % of the North Texas Food Bank\'s assets are focused on sustaining Families. Around 45,000 families get more than 1,500,000 dinners every month as illustrated underneath: Food Pantries serve more than 43,000 families every month Shelters and supplemental projects give roughly 250,000 suppers and snacks month to month to families every month NTFB Food Stamp outreach endeavors select 190 families every month Fiscal 2009 Feeding Family costs: $ 5,552,943 Every dollar gave toward the North Texas Food Bank gives five dinners to the hungry. Out of each dollar gave, 97 pennies goes specifically to appetite alleviation programs.

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Feeding Seniors Program Description: Seniors get administrations from North Texas Food Bank Member Agencies through an assortment of projects. Every year, more than 9% of the North Texas Food Bank\'s assets are focused on encouraging seniors. Roughly 17,500 seniors get more than 275,000 dinners for every month as sketched out beneath: Food Pantries serve more than 9,000 seniors every month Shelters and supplemental projects give more than 50,000 suppers and snacks for seniors every month The CSFP program conveys 7,500 item nourishment boxes to seniors every month in Dallas County Fiscal 2009 Feeding Seniors costs: $ 1,185,157 An individual from Feeding America, the NTFB is positioned as one of the top not-for-profit associations in Dallas/Fort Worth and has gotten a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator for two back to back years (2007 and 2008).

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Employee & Client Engagement Employee & Corporate Giving Campaign Drive Host a Close the Gap crusade to raise subsidizes and make mindfulness on the issue of appetite. Canned Food Drive Host an on location canned nourishment drive profiting the Food Bank. Representative/Family Volunteer Event at the Food Bank Warehouse Employees and their families can sort approaching nourishment gifts Monday through Friday or on select Service Saturdays. On the off chance that serving in the Community Kitchen, representatives will help Chef James Williams get ready suppers for use by Member Agencies. Serving U Serving U is a top of the line, encounter based, group assembling course led at the North Texas Food Bank\'s conveyance office. The program is intended to help key official and departmental faculty hone their correspondence and collaboration aptitudes – while filling a bigger need.

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Special Events Taste of the NFL is a definitive Dallas Cowboys back end party. This prominent occasion profiting the North Texas Food Bank incorporates previous and current Dallas Cowboys Players, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, and Dallas Desperados Dancers. This mark back end gathering is facilitated by Abacus Executive Chef, Kent Rathbun and Dallas Cowboys players DeMarcus Ware and Marcus Spears. The occasion will include more than 20 culinary expert stations, two staggering groups, a one of a kind wager, energizing live and quiet sell-offs, and more than 750 foreseen visitors rubbing shoulders with present and previous Dallas Cowboys. 100% of assets raised will profit the NTFB\'s Feeding Kids activity. TNFL will be held in April in 2009. Discharge Bowls is a yearly downtown Dallas lunch meeting joining delightful cooking with carefully assembled workmanship—all to profit the North Texas Food Bank\'s appetite alleviation endeavors. Visitors appreciate the soups, breads and pastries gave by more than twenty select eateries, and run home with a hand-made bowl made by a zone artisan. While relishing the lunch meeting delights, Young Strings of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra engage in the wonderful chamber of the Meyerson Symphony Center. The February 20, 2009 occasion will draw in people from over the Metroplex, and particularly from the downtown expert group. Exhaust Bowls is a yearly Downtown Dallas lunch meeting joining delectable cooking with carefully assembled workmanship—all to profit the North Texas Food Bank\'s yearning alleviation endeavors.

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The Impact Your Gift Will Make Every dollar gave toward the North Texas Food Bank gives five dinners to the hungry. Out of each dollar gave, 97 pennies goes specifically to craving alleviation programs . By what method will you have an effect? Donation Impact $100 500 suppers $500 2,500 dinners $2,500 12,500 suppers $10,000 50,000 suppers $25,000 125,000 dinners $100,000 500,000 suppers $200,000 One million suppers

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Close the Gap is a 3-year key crusade to join the group, and limited the sustenance crevice, by giving access to 50 million dinners every year by 2011. The mission of the North Texas Food Bank is to enthusiastically seek after a craving free group by circulating nourishment through a system of 917 encouraging and training programs , in 260 Member Agencies, crosswise over 13 regions in North Texas. Each $1 gave to the Food Bank gives five dinners, and $ .97 pennies of each gave dollar goes specifically toward sustenance appropriation. "It is no longer adequate to develop incrementally. We should do what should be done to Close the Gap!" Jan Pruitt, President & CEO, North Texas Food Bank What is the sustenance crevice ? As per the U.S. Registration, there are more than one half million individuals living at or underneath the neediness line in our North Texas Service Area. We have dissected the requirement for sustenance in this populace and discovered that there is a hole between what we are at present giving and what is really expected to meet the healthful needs. The distinction between what we are doing and what is required is the sustenance crevice . The North Texas Food Bank has set a forceful objective to effect hunger by multiplying our present effect so as to give access to 50 million suppers by 2011. How might I get included and help close the hole on craving? The North Texas Food Bank offers four key approaches to get required: For each $1 gave, we disperse five suppers. We can influence your dollars however a frequently happening month to month gift or a one time blessing! A reaction to hunger requires group mindfulness! Know about neighborhood and national issues encompassing yearning and stand up for those whose voice may not be listened. Volunteers are in our stockroom each weekday, and on ends of the week, planning sustenance for circulation! Help pack a case or sort gifts! Visit our site www.ntfb.org or call 214-330-1396 Help us to Close the Gap on yearning in North Texas!

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